Dicuss Data Categories
This category employs a broad definition of corruption. That means data collections covering behaviour or perceptions related to corruption, bribery, embezzlement or informal relations in a broader sense aimed at potentially illegitimate private gains can be included in this category.
This category comprises economy-related data collections with a focus on the 20th century, thus mainly covering the economic history of the Soviet Union, but also the so-called transformation period after it's collapse.
This category contains datasets related to elections and referendums including those related to election campaigns, election monitoring and voting intentions of the population. Please note that there are separate categories for “Protests” as well as “Journalistic and Social Media”. If any of these categories is a better fit, they should be selected as first category, while the category “Elections and Referendums” can be added as additional category. The category “Opinion Polls” is used as first category only if no other category fits.
This category covers all data collections related to the German Democratic Republic (1949 to 1990) and its legacies. The category "GDR research" is administered by the team of the "Mod-Block DDR" project, which receives financial support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
This category contains data sets on political actors, particularly parties and politicians. If you’re looking for data on electoral results, please note that there is a separate category “Elections and Referendums”. Data on less formalized collective actors, such as social movements and protest groups, can be found in the category “Protests”.
This category covers quantitative as well as qualitative interviews providing insights into "public opinion", covering a broad range of topics or addressing broad concepts like political culture or identity. The core of this category is formed by representative, sample-based opinion polls. Polls are not necessarily countrywide, but cover at least a region or a large segment of the population. Polls have to adhere to established international standards. This category also includes qualitative interviews and focus groups if they attempt to gauge public opinion. Please note that the category “public opinion” is used as first category for a data collection only if no other category fits. If interviews address a specific topic which is offered as DiscussData category, this category is the first choice and “public opinion” is selected as additional category.
This category covers data that fall within Security Studies field broadly defined, which along with armed conflict, international security, and peace and conflict resolution, also includes human security, food security and other aspects of traditional and critical security studies.
This category includes all data collections related to social policies, comprising social security programmes, pensions and health. The category also covers public perception and political debates about these issues. Please note that Discuss Data has a separate category for "education". The category "social policy" is administered by the team of CRC 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" at the University of Bremen.